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Shoospeak HR podcast – Episode 2: The rise of the cyberbully in the workplace

By Andrew Graham, Amy Leech Our Shoospeak HR podcast considers the recent increase in cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the issues employers are facing as a result. Shoosmiths colleagues Andy Graham, Amy Anderson and Amy Leech discuss the rise of cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the key issues employers are facing […]

New EU address requirement for food and drink labelling after Brexit

By Rachel Turnbull, Francesca Poole What are the changes? The UK Government has recently released guidance confirming a number of requirements for Food Business Operators (FBOs) who wish to export packaged food and beverages to Europe after the end of the BREXIT transition period. FBOs are advised to read this guidance in detail if required. This […]

What is the Schrems 2.0 case about?

By Nick Holland, Sarah Tedstone The case was begun by Max Schrems as a complaint to the Irish data protection authority, the Data Protection Commission (DPC), about Facebook in Ireland sending his personal data to Facebook’s US parent company making it subject to mass covert US surveillance laws. The case dealt with whether two of […]

Investigation against TikTok in Hungary – How the HCA takes on the tech world

By András Nagy The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) has initiated an investigation against TikTok, the popular social media platform. TikTok’s capacity to generate vast amounts of consumer data and shower its users with ads has already sounded several alarm bells as regulators attempt to make sense of the phenomena that is digitalisation. The HCA took […]


In brief: Harbottle & Lewis

Harbottle & Lewis, the media and entertainment practice, has made up three new partners. Mark Owen has been made a partner in the IP department, Mark Bertram in the corporate finance department and Samantha Phillips in the IP and litigation departments. Richard Penfold and Rachel Atkins have been made senior associates.


Rowe & Maw is launching a brand-building advertising campaign on London Underground aimed at bringing its name home to City commuters. The Rowe & Maw poster ads will occupy space currently advertising KPMG’s services at Bank station, says a Rowe & Maw spokesman. The spokesman says Rowe & Maw needs to raise its profile. The […]

Law Soc chief quits over 'witch-hunt'

The chairman of the Law Society’s Compliance and Supervision Committee has resigned his chair and council seat following the suspension of Office for the Supervision of Solicitors (OSS) boss Peter Ross. Sources say Howard Hardy was “disgusted” at the “witch-hunt” of Ross and his team and felt compelled to stand down both from the committee, […]

Osborne Clarke gains Kemp's key IT partner

Osborne Clarke’s London IT department has gained one partner and lost another this week. The firm is poaching Clifford Chance-trained Ashley Winton, who helped to set up Kemp & Co with Richard Kemp last year. He is leaving because he says that a two-partner firm lacks the resources and breadth of work that he wants […]

Former NUJ legal officer takes union to tribunal

The former legal officer for the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) is taking the union to an employment tribunal after it moved its out-of-house legal work from Stephens Innocent to Thompsons. Sally Gilbert, now a senior solicitor in Stephens Innocent’s employment department, is claiming unfair dismissal and breach of contract, saying her role was greatly […]

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